A friend of mine had studied this for years. He is coming for the event. I sent him your article and he wants me to let you know:
The article had a mistake in it regarding the time of the eclipse. The time shown in the article was stated as 7:47 pm. This is the Universal time (UTC) not the local time. The correct local time for the total eclipse maximum is 2:47 pm.
Hope this helps. Thanks.